Chitwan folks push for elections

Bhaktapur, November 5:

Political activists, lawyers, social workers, and people of Chitwan district believe that if elections are not held, democracy will be in danger.

Chairman of RPP Chitwan Ram Hari Kandel said: “We can’t do without people’s representatives, elections should be held within schedule.” RPP’s district secretary Badri Timilsina said there was no alternative to elections. Chitwan District Development Committee Chairman Tej Prasad Bartaula urged the parties to contest polls to local bodies.

Social worker and Paras Central Bus Terminal Committee Bharatpur vice-chairperson Shiva Kumari Subedi said autocracy would prevail if elections are not held on time and that the people need representatives elected by themselves for the development of the country. Former Mayor of Bharatpur Ganesh Bahadur Thapa said townspeople should choose representatives for the development of the municipality.

DDC Chitwan outgoing Chairman Bishnu Wagle said people’s representatives are needed to reach the concerns of the people to the concerned bodies. Advocate Chet Bahadur Bhattarai said the people’s vote should be evaluated in a rule of law, and urged the government to create the atmosphere for holding elections.